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Career in Interior Design

Do you have interest in physical spaces? Do you commonly make changes to improve your home surroundings?

If your answer is yes to the above questions then learn more about a career and future prospects in interior designing.

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Increasing population has led to contraction in living space. But the need to live comfortably with fashion has not minimized. Here comes the need of Interior Designers. Interior designers are in more demand from the last few years. They are involved in the designing and coordinating of the attractive elements of the interior of a house, apartment and office including color themes, fittings and furnishings.

Interior designers are the blend of artistic and imagination skills. Interior Designers do their work keeping in mind the necessities, requirements and tastes of the clients or customers.

Educational Qualifications

Interior designers are multi-faceted professionals who must draw on a number of skills to perform their ability and make a name for themselves in the industry. Numerous reputed institutions all over the world are offering study programs in interior designing. The basic qualification to get into most of these programs is a 10+2. Moreover, you will also have to get through an entrance examination that judges your drawing and design skills. It is advisable to prepare a portfolio of your creative work and display it at the time of admission to these study programs. There are also part time one year diploma programs being offered which requires minimum qualification of 10+2 pass in any stream. Some private institutions are offering certificate courses in interior design whose requirement for qualification is a Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC).

Moreover, for the entry in this profession it is also possible through other areas of study like graduation in architecture, fine arts, design, environment planning or a post-graduate program in a related field.

You can also become specialized in a particular field according to your taste and choice. For example, you can become expert in business design, residential design or landscape designing. In addition you can excel in particular area of a building such as bedrooms, kitchens or baths. Some of the top institutes are:

Florence Design Academy
Interior Design School
Harrington College of Design
Vancouver College of Art and Design
Interior Designers Institute
Kingston University
Whitehouse Institute of Design
University of Technology Sydney
Dublin Institute of Design
Fashion Institute of Technology State University of New York
Westwood College
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Edinburgh College of Art
The Art Institutes
– Vogue Institute of Fashion Technology
Apeejay Institute of Design

Job Prospects

With more and more people willing to get their residence and working areas designed according to their taste, there has been a great demand for experienced interior designers. Employment prospects are plentiful in this field. Setting up your own business is also a very lucrative option in this industry. After completing your studies you can be hired by top notch architectural firms, by the great builders, hotels and resorts, design studios and exhibition organizers, event management companies etc.

Tips for Getting Jobs

  1. It is suitable that you should have completed an internship or some kind of apprenticeship under the guidance of an interior designer or a firm.
  2. The candidate should have good knowledge of Auto CAD and other computer related programs which can help them to give new dimensions towards their career.
  3. Strong business skills, personal contacts as well as skills to impress others will be highly appreciated.
  4. It is necessary to complete an interior designing course from a renowned institute.


Interior design is an immensely rewarding profession. For beginners the salary can be around Rs 10,000. For experienced professionals the monthly pay cheque can vary from Rs 30, 000 to Rs 75,000.


If you are thinking of a career in interior designing then you have many scholarships opportunities available as well. As an interior designing student you can fund your education by availing various grants and scholarships. Some of the prominent scholarships are:
Daltile Interior Design Scholarship
American society of interior designer scholarships
ARIDO Scholarships
School of Architecture and Interior Design Scholarships
IFDA Leaders Commemorative Scholarship

Interior designing has become one of the popular career choices among students. It is not limited to just one field and candidates who have great creativity and technical knowledge can make giant strides in this career.

Good Luck!!

Vaishali Arora